Perfectly Frozen Basil Lemonade

 serves 4
5 cups ice cubes
2 cups fresh lemon juice
1 cup sugar
1 cup water
1 cup fresh basil leaves, washed (plus extra for garnish)

To create basil simple syrup:  In a small sauce pan over medium-high heat combine sugar, water and basil leaves.  Bring to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved.  Remove from heat and allow to cool to room temperature.  Strain basil leaves and place basil simple syrup in a mason jar.

In a blender combine ice, lemon juice and basil simple syrup.  Blend until fine consistency is reached.  Serve in a glass garnished with basil leaves.

Enjoy!

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